awaken

[ uh-wey-kuh n ]
/ əˈweɪ kən /

verb (used with or without object)

to awake; waken.

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Origin of awaken

before 900; Middle English awak(e)nen, Old English awæcnian earlier onwæcnian. See a-1, waken

OTHER WORDS FROM awaken

a·wak·en·a·ble, adjectivea·wak·en·er, nounre·a·wak·en, verbwell-a·wak·ened, adjective

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